What To Expect When You Start Counselling

Starting counselling for the first time can be really daunting so I’m writing to ease that first experience. If you have never been for counselling before you won’t know what to expect which can add to feelings of anxiety and apprehension around it. The important thing to remember is that you have decided to come for counselling for a reason so make the most of the experience for your own wellbeing. In the first session, I will complete an intake form which gathers some general information such as age, occupation, family information etc. I will also go through the verbal contact to make it safe for us to work together. To get a better indication of why you have come for counselling I will also ask questions about: How you have been feeling lately. What are the main concerns you want to talk about? Medical history. Drug and alcohol [...]